When your gums aren’t healthy, it truly puts your teeth in danger. That’s why periodontal therapy courtesy of your general dentist in Charlotte is absolutely key in your oral and overall health. Periodontal or gum disease occurs when there’s an infection present caused by tartar and plaque. Sometimes patients need periodontal therapy because the inflammation has turned into something called gingivitis. When this sets in, your gums become:
- Prone to bad breath
None of that sounds appealing! That’s why we help patients prevent and treat gingivitis with excellent dental hygiene, both in the office and at your home. While all treatments are different based on your personal needs, periodontal therapy usually involves a very thorough cleaning of all the spaces below and above your gum line. It’s a process you might hear your general dentist in Charlotte refer to as scaling and root planing.